‘Thanksgiving’ Archive

"Mama’s Potato Rolls"

  2/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup shortening 2 eggs 1 tsp salt 1 cup mashed potatoes 1 1/2 cups water (from potatoes) 1 pkg yeast 6-7 cups flour Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup water Mix potatoes with shortening and sugar Beat eggs and add to yeast Combine with potato mixture Add 1 cup water Add […]

Cranberry-Pecan Stuffing

Vegetarian, cooked in casserole dish Ingredients 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup margarine or butter 1 teaspoon dried sage, crushed 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed 1/4 teaspoon pepper 6 cups dry bread cubes (prepared the night before) 1/2 cup chopped pecans or hazelnuts 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup hearty vegetable […]

Barley and Wild Rice Pilaf with Pomegranate

This is a vegan recipe Ingredients 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup wild rice, rinsed 1/2 cup pearl barley 3 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth (I used home-made veggie broth that included carrots, parsley, onion, potato, celery, turnip, cabbage, garlic, brocoli – basically whatever’s in the frig) 1/3- 1/2 […]

Endive with Smoked Salmon (Finger Food)

Ingredients 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup minced fresh dill (from about 3 bunches) 2 green onions, finely chopped (I used fresh chives from the yard instead) 1 teaspoon (packed) grated lemon peel (I used fresh picked organic lemons from our yard which I think made it better)) 4 heads of Belgian […]

Red Pepper Mouse (used on the pumpkin soup)

I doubled this recipe and used roasted peppers from spain (specialty item that was very reasonably priced). Ingredients 1 (12-oz) jar roasted red peppers, drained, rinsed, and patted dry 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon Sherry vinegar 1/4 teaspoon hot smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin (from a 1/4-oz envelope) 2 […]

Brined Turkey with Pomegranate Glaze

Brine the Turkey for about 12 hours Place turkey in mixture of 2 cups Kosher salt (or 1 1/2 cups table salt) to every 2 gallons of water needed to cover the turkey. Since we did such a huge turkey I used a large drink cooler with some ice packs and kept it out in […]